Some new dirt has been shed on the upcoming “John Wick” spin-off “Ballerina” with Chad Stahelski, director of the two recent “Wick” films and co-director of the first, giving THR a bit of an update.
Stahelski says that the Len Wiseman (“Live Free or Die Hard”) directed spin-off will encompass a different action design to the “Wick” films while maintaining the intensity of the parent franchise.
“Having him [Wiseman] on board and approaching some of the action design from a slightly different perspective, meaning the set pieces, the character involvement, how and what he wants to do during the action sequences, makes it kind of fresh.
So, we’re not just copying ourselves over and over again with gun-fu or something like that. And because the character is different, we’re going to get a different take on things.
So, right now, I know that him and Shay [Hatten] are developing Ballerina. I’m not exactly sure what stage it’s at, but it’s something I know that both Lionsgate, Thunder Road and myself would like to see happen sooner rather than later. And from what I’ve heard recently, they’ve got a good angle on it and they’re actively developing.”
As reported a few weeks back, “Kiss-Ass” alum Chloe Grace Moretz is being eyed to play the title role in “Ballerina”.